Sept. 19, 2009
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - In its second match of the Boston College Tournament, the University of Connecticut volleyball team fell in three sets to the University of Rhode Island on Saturday morning. During the match, senior libero Jessica Isaac (Erlanger, Ky.) became Connecticut's all-time career leader in digs with 12 during the match. Isaac surpassed Heather Sokol (1,729) and now has 1,735 career digs.
Senior outside hitter Chauntay Mickens (Germantown, Md.) led the Husky offense with 10 kills while junior Rebecca Murray (Carmel, Ind.), sophomore Jordan Kirk (Plano, Texas) and freshman Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) each contributed five kills.
The Rams jumped out to lead the match after a 25-14 win in the first set over the Huskies. UConn registered a mere four kills in the opening set while URI recorded 11. In the second set, Connecticut finished with 13 kills with a .314 team hitting-percentage although the Huskies were edged out in the first of two 25-22 set scores.
The third set fell in favor of the Rams (5-5) by a 25-22 margin for the 3-0 match victory behind the attacking efforts of team leaders Kayla Wilson and reigning Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week Caitlyn Welsh. Wilson recorded a match-high 13 kills while Welsh finished the match with 12.
The Huskies (6-8) will take on Hartford at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in their final match of the Boston College Tournament.
• After each three-set loss this season, UConn recovered to win the next match by either a 3-0 or 3-2 decision. Most recently the Huskies recovered from a 3-0 loss at Dayton with a 3-2 victory over Creighton.
• In four of the last six matches in which she has played, Devon Farrell has recorded at least one service ace. Against Rhode Island, Farrell recorded a season-high two.
• Chauntay Mickens has recorded double-digit kills in five-straight matches.